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Anti-Violence Organizations

Asian Women’s Shelter- Queer Asian Women & Transgender Support

Asian Women's Shelter's Queer Asian Women and Transgender Support (QAWTS) Program, one of the first and only programs of its kind in the nation, has been at the forefront in addressing intimate partner violence in the LBTQ community. In addition to providing comprehensive services for queer survivors of violence, QAWTS works on innovative programs and prevention strategies.


CUAV- Community United Against Violence

Founded in 1979, CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities to transform violence and oppression. CUAV supports the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilizes the broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.

  • Website: http://www.cuav.org
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 427 South Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Business Phone: 415-777-5500
    • Helpline: 415 -333-HELP (4357)
  • Email: info@cuav.org

SFWAR- San Francisco Women Against Rape

San Francisco Women Against Rape provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence.

  • Website: www.sfwar.org
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 3543 18th Street, #7, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Office Line: (415) 861-2024
    • 24-hour Hotline: (415) 647-7273
  • Email: info@sfwar.org

Arts, Culture, & Nightlife

GLBT Historical Society

The GLBT Historical Society houses one of the world’s largest collections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical material. The GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The archives contain papers, photos, art and artifacts, ephemera and audiovisual recordings spanning a century of queer history.

  • Website: http://www.glbthistory.org
  • Mailing and/or Business Address:
    • Archives and Offices-- 657 Mission Street Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105
    • GLBT History Museum-- 4127 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Phone Numbers
    • Archives and Offices— 415-777-5455
    • GLBT History Museum-- 415-621-1107  
  • Email: info@glbthistory.org

Queer Cultural Center (Qcc)

Qcc is a multiracial community-building organization that fosters the artistic, economic and cultural development of San Francisco's LGBT community. Qcc operates programs that commission and present Queer artists, that promote the development of culturally diverse Queer arts organizations and that document significant Queer arts events taking place in San Francisco. By presenting, exhibiting, screening and documenting queer artists' work, Qcc contributes to the development of a multicultural perspective on the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender experience.


Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism.

QWOCMAP actively invest in, develop and nurture the creativity of emerging media artists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Chicana/Latina, Native American and Mixed-Race lesbians, bisexual, queer and questioning women in the Bay Area. QWOCMAP provides training, screening opportunities and resources free of charge to guarantee full access to our traditionally underserved community, particularly low-income and immigrant queer women of color.


Behavioral Health, Mental Health, & Recovery Services

Alliance Health Project (UCSF)

The mission of the UCSF Alliance Heath Project is to support the mental health and wellness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities in constructing healthy and meaningful lives.


Gaylesta

Gaylesta, The LGBTQ Psychotherapy Association, was founded in 1987, established as an unincorporated association in 1988, and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997. Since this beginning, Gaylesta has grown to include over 250 mental health professionals. Gaylesta is the oldest and largest collection of individuals focused on LGBTQ mental health. Their members collectively offer a range of services, experiences, specializations, and expertise.


Queer LifeSpace

Queer LifeSpace is a nonprofit counseling agency that seeks to bring sustainable mental health and substance abuse services to the LGBTQQI community.


Transgender Recovery Program

The Transgender Recovery Program addresses addiction, trauma, and related issues, to increase skills, manage stressors, develop meaningful links to needed services, and ultimately build a foundation for lasting recovery. This program provides trans-specific interventions in a trauma-informed treatment environment, with dedicated, self-identifying trans program staff, supported by other clinicians who are well trained in issues relevant to the trans community.


Business Associations

Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA)

GGBA’s  mission is to champion opportunity, development, and advocacy for the LGBT & Allied business community.

  • Website: http://ggba.com/
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 584 Castro Street, #528, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Phone Number: (415) 362-4422
  • Email: Info@GGBA.com

Community Centers

San Francisco LGBT Community Center

The mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center is to connect the diverse LGBTQ community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve a vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and LGBT allies. 

  • Website: http://www.sfcenter.org/
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 1800 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94102
  • Phone Numbers:
    • (415) 865-5661 - Front Desk
    • (415) 865-5555 - Main Line
  • Email: info@sfcenter.org

Community Organizations, Social Clubs, & Family Support Networks

PFLAG San Francisco

The mission of PFLAG San Francisco echoes that of the national organization. PFLAG SF promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends, through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG SF provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and act to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.


Our Family Coalition

Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.


Culture: Ethnicity/Nationality/Race

Bay Area American Indians Two-Spirits (BAAITS)

Bay Area American Indians Two-Spirits (BAAITS) exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people. BAAITS is committed to offering culturally relevant activities for LGBT individuals of Native American ancestry and their families and friends.

  • Website: http://www.baaits.org/
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 1800 Market St., PMB 95, San Francisco, CA 94102

El-La Programa Para Translatinas

El/La surgió en 2006, después de que Proyecto ContraSIDA Por Vida (PCPV) perdio su financiamento. Basado en 10 años del trabajo en el programa de transgenero de PCPV, El/La ha seguido trabajando con translatinas a causa de la experiencia de nuestro personal y porque servicios de prevención de VIH son indispensables para nuestra comunidad. El/La es un programa patrocinado por Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC).

El/La emerged in 2006, after Proyecto ContraSIDA Por Vida (PCPV) lost its funding. Based on 10 years of work in the transgender program of PCPV, El/La has continued to work with TransLatinas because of the expertise of our staff, and because HIV prevention services are crucial for this community. El/La is a fiscally-sponsored program of the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC).


Gay Middle Eastern Men’s Group

A group for gay men of direct Middle Eastern origin, heritage or culture to come together for support, personal growth and belonging.


QueerROC

Queeroc is the AROC Arab queer immigrant-led committee. It aims at providing a space for Arab-identifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals in the Bay Area to meet for the purpose of community building and resource sharing through informal exchange of experiences and knowledge as well as social activities.


Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism.

We actively invest in, develop and nurture the creativity of emerging media artists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Chicana/Latina, Native American and Mixed-Race lesbians, bisexual, queer and questioning women in the Bay Area. QWOCMAP provides training, screening opportunities and resources free of charge to guarantee full access to our traditionally underserved community, particularly low-income and immigrant queer women of color.


Trikone

Trikone is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of South Asian descent, who trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is the oldest group of its kind in the world.

  • Website: www.trikone.org
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 60 29th Street # 614, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Phone Number: 1-775-5-SF-TRIK (1-775-573-8745)
  • Email: contact@trikone.org

Legal Services/Associations

ACLU LGBT Project (Northern CA Regional Office)

The mission of the ACLU LGBT Project is the creation of a society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people enjoy the constitutional rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

  • Website: www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, California 94111
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Main Line- (415) 621-2493
    • Legal Line, English: (415) 621-2488
    • Legal Line, Español: (415) 293-6356

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) is the nation's oldest and largest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in the field of law. Founded in 1980, BALIF represents its members’ interests in the wider San Francisco Bay Area. BALIF members and supporters include San Francisco Bay Area judges, lawyers, law students and legal workers.


National Center for Lesbian Rights

NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.

  • Website: http://www.nclrights.org/
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 370, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Phone Number:
    • Office Line- 415.392.6257
    • Legal Helpline- 1.800.528.6257 or 415.392.6257
  • Email: info@nclrights.org

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression

  • Website: http://transgenderlawcenter.org
  • Mailing and/or Business Address:
    •  SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102
    • Mailing- 1629 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Main Line- 415-865-0176
    • Collect Line for inmates & detainees- 510-380-8229
    • Legal Assistance:  Danny Kirchoff, Client Advocate- 415-865-0176 x306
  • Email: info@transgenderlawcenter.org

Medical Services/Clinics

A&PI Wellness Center

A&PI Wellness Center is a LGBTQ and people of color health organization that transforms lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality. A&PI Wellness believes everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest-quality health care. A &PI Wellness Center foster resilience, strength, connection, health, and wellness for all communities, with a practice grounded in social justice.


Dimensions Queer Youth Health Clinic

Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy,  offering  low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25, with a staff made up of medical & mental health professionals.


Kaiser Permanente Gender Pathways Clinic

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Gender Pathways Clinic provides culturally competent care to Transgender patients, providing hormone consultations for gender transition and follow-up medical care for transmen, transwomen, gender-queer and other gender non-conforming patients. The specialist team consists of providers from internal medicine, gynecology, psychiatry and surgery who work together to provide integrated and comprehensive medical and surgical care.


LGBT Health and Research Resources at UCSF


Lyon- Martin Health Services

Lyon-Martin Health Services provides excellent health care to women, lesbians and transgender people in a safe and compassionate environment, with sensitivity to sexual orientation and gender identity; all services are regardless of ability to pay.  


The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) at UCSF

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health’s (CoE) goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of transgender individuals by developing and implementing programs in response to community-identified needs. The CoE is currently implementing four major programs for the transgender community; Increasing access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for trans and gender-variant communities.

  • Website: http://www.transhealth.ucsf.edu/
  • Mailing and/or Business Address550 16th Street, 3rd Floor, UCSF Mail Code 0661, San Francisco, CA 94158
  • Phone Number: For clinical referrals please call Nori Reed at 415-885-7770

Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic- Transgender Clinic

The Transgender Clinic of Tom Waddell Health Center is committed to providing quality, integrated health care in an atmosphere of trust and respect, offering nutritional, mental health and social services. Anyone who identifies as transgender can be seen in the clinic: male-to-female, female-to-male, intersex, and those in-between. All are welcome.


Political Organizations/Policy/Government

San Francisco Human Rights Commission-- LGBT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LGBTAC),

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Advisory Committee (LGBTAC), established in 1975, provides assistance and advice to the Commission regarding discrimination against the LGBT communities, advocates for the civil rights of persons with AIDS/HIV, and educates the LGBT communities about a diverse range of issues that impact their communities.


San Francisco Human Rights Commission-- LGBT AGING POLICY TASK FORCE (LGBTAPTF),

Launched in October 2012, the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force (formerly known as the LGBT Seniors Task Force) advises the Board of Supervisors on matters relating to the needs and concerns of senior members of the LGBT community. The Task Force holds hearings and takes testimony regarding LGBT senior issues and related matters and reviews, updates and creates implementation plans for recommendations in existing reports including: the 2003 HRC Report on LGBT Seniors, the San Francisco HIV Health Services Planning Council Repot on HIV/AIDS and Aging and the 2011 Report of the SRO Task Force.


Our Family Coalition

Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.


Seniors

Castro Senior Center

The Castro Senior Center offers a variety of services open to all seniors, and has also added services specifically for LGBT seniors. A monthly LGBT group gathers for social time and to discuss topics selected by participants. Guest speakers have included local commissioners and a member of the Board of Supervisors. The center also offers lunches, film program, trips, special presentations and parties.


Openhouse

Openhouse enables San Francisco Bay Area LGBT seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs, reducing isolation and empowering LGBT seniors to improve their overall health, well-being and economic security.

  • Website: www.openhouse-sf.org
  • Mailing and/or Business Address1800 Market Street, PMB 93, San Francisco, CA 94102, (Offices on Third Floor)
  • Phone Number: 415-296-8995

Transgender

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) at UCSF

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health’s (CoE) goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of transgender individuals by developing and implementing programs in response to community-identified needs. The CoE is currently implementing four major programs for the transgender community and increasing access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for trans and gender-variant communities.

  • Website: http://www.transhealth.ucsf.edu/
  • Mailing and/or Business Address550 16th Street, 3rd Floor, UCSF Mail Code 0661, San Francisco, CA 94158
  • Phone Number: For clinical referrals please call Nori Reed at 415-885-7770

Kaiser Permanente Gender Pathways Clinic

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Gender Pathways Clinic provides culturally competent care to Transgender patients, providing hormone consultations for gender transition and follow-up medical care for transmen, transwomen, gender-queer and other gender non-conforming patients. The specialist team consists of providers from internal medicine, gynecology, psychiatry and surgery who work together to provide integrated and comprehensive medical and surgical care.


TGI Justice Project

TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender people—inside and outside of prison—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. TGI Justice Project works in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen the transgender community for the fight against imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. TGI Justice Project seeks to create a world rooted in self-determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice.

  • Website: http://www.tgijp.org
  • Mailing and/or Business Address:
    • Physical Location: 1372 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
    • Mailing: 1230 Market Street, PMB 705, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Email: info@tgijp.org

Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic- Transgender Clinic

The Transgender Clinic of Tom Waddell Health Center is committed to providing quality, integrated health care in an atmosphere of trust and respect, offering nutritional, mental health and social services. Anyone who identifies as transgender can be seen in the clinic: male-to-female, female-to-male, intersex, and those in-between. All are welcome.


Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative (TEEI)

The Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative (TEEI) is a unique collaborative program designed to help transgender individuals find stable jobs that provide a living wage, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. TEEI partners include: SF LGBT Center, Transgender Law Center, and TRANS: THRIVE.


Transgender San Francisco

TransGender San Francisco is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the educational, social, and recreational needs of the transgendered community. TGSF is also dedicated to educating the general public about transgenderism and promoting a positive image of transgendered persons among the general public. The transgendered community includes all transgendered persons, their family and friends, and anyone with a sincere interest in the transgendered.

  • Website: http://tgsf.org/
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 1800 Market Street, Box 86, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Phone Number: Info Line- (415) 839-9448
  • Email: President Carol Dauley- President@TGSF.org

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression

  • Website: http://transgenderlawcenter.org
  • Mailing and/or Business Address:
    •  SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102
    • Mailing- 1629 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Main Line- 415-865-0176
    • Collect Line for inmates & detainees- 510-380-8229
    • Legal Assistance:  Danny Kirchoff, Client Advocate- 415-865-0176 x306
  • Email: info@transgenderlawcenter.org

Transgender Recovery Program

The Transgender Recovery Program addresses addiction, trauma, and related issues, to increase skills, manage stressors, develop meaningful links to needed services, and ultimately build a foundation for lasting recovery. This program provides trans-specific interventions in a trauma-informed treatment environment, with dedicated, self-identifying trans program staff, supported by other clinicians who are well trained in issues relevant to the trans community.


Youth/Transitional Age Youth:

Dimensions Queer Youth Health Clinic

Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy,  offering  low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25, with a staff made up of medical & mental health professionals.


HIFY, LGBT Projects: Fabulous (SF), LGBTQQ Leadership (SF), QTY Treehouse (Oakland),

Health Initiatives for Youth is a multicultural organization whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of underserved young people through innovative youth leadership, popular education and advocacy, in pursuit of multi-level social change.

  • Website: www.hify.org
  • Mailing and/or Business Address: 1540 Market Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Phone Number: (415) 274 1970
  • Email: info@hify.org

Lyric- LGBTQ Youth Services

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.